Programme Index

Discover 9,967,423 listings and 226,320 playable programmes from the BBC

10.30 The Geography Programme: Oases in the Desert: Part 2
(ages 11-16) (Stereo)

10.50 Look and Read Special: Captain Crimson
Last in the series.
(ages 7-9) (Stereo)

11.10 Zig Zag: Art: Texture and Pattern
(ages 7-9)

11.30 Marsalis on Music
(ages 12+)


Writer (Look and Read Special):
Elly Brewer

Drama starring Richard Attenborough

When he refuses to join an unofficial strike, factory worker Tom Curtis is ostracised by his workmates, and finds enormous strain placed on his family.
(1960, PG) (Black and white) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 50-56 ***

Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Guy Green
Richard Attenborough
Pier Angeli
Joe Wallace:
Michael Craig
Bert Connolly:
Bernard Lee
Alfred Burke
Geoffrey Keen

The alien lifeform continues to evade capture. Brogan is injected with a deadly serum to enforce his co-operation in the race to find it.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Arthur Sellers
Piers Haggard
Lt Patrick Brogan:
Ted Shackelford
Officer Jack Haldane:
Rob Youngblood
Officer Jane Castle:
Simone Bendix
Sally Brogan:
Nancy Paul
Nic Klein
Megan Olive
Jerome Willis
Lou Hirsch

This week Top Gear's Quentin Willson takes on the British Army rally team, the former using navigation software and a laptop, the latter traditional maps and guidebooks. Each aims to be the first to reach a secret destination -who will be the winner? Presented by Carol Vorderman and Adrian Chiles.


Carol Vorderman
Adrian Chiles
Quentin Willson
Gaby Koppel
Series Producer:
Geraldine McClelland

Regional Variations (2)

Top Gear Motorsport

Series 5

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Includes coverage of the World Rally from Argentina, in a programme presented by Tiff Needell and Mark James.

A documentary film capturing the distinctive sights and sounds of species that inhabit estuaries in winter, where the behavioural patterns of wildlife are dictated by the tides.
Footage features seals bracing themselves for bad weather, dense swarms of tiny waders and the flight of barnacle geese across stormy skies.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Tom Conti
Alastair Fothergill

An episode from the first series of the comedy, written by Richard Curtis and Kit Hesketh-Harvey.

The long-running religious programme plans to feature Dibley and its new female vicar - unfortunately, the village hasn't got a choir.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Richard Curtis
Dewi Humphreys
Jon Plowman
Geraldine Granger:
Dawn French
David Horton:
Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Horton:
James Fleet
Alice Tinker:
Emma Chambers
Letitia Cropley:
Liz Smith
Frank Pickle:
John Bluthal
Jim Trott:
Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Simon McBurney
Tristan Campbell:
Peter Capaldi

Regional Variations (2)

Tales from the Riverbank

Episode 5: The Fish of Your Dreams

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Carp anglers love giant fish and have strange ideas on how to catch them. This is a tale of modern eccentrics trying to outwit this elusive fish.

Open University
12.30am Scientific Community in 17th-century England
1.00 Santo Spirito - a Renaissance Church
1.30 Matisse and the Problem of Expression

Nightschool TV
2.00 Teaching Today

BBC Focus
4.00 Italia 2000
4.30 Royal Institution Discourse
5.30 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 71

Open University
6.00 Seville The Edge of Empire
(Rpt) (Subtitled)
6.25 Citizens of the World
6.50-7.15am The Great Exhibition

Learning Zone Guide: [number removed]

BBC Two England

About BBC Two

BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More